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    formula to fresh milk ?

    my 20 month old has been on formula, 3 times a day. wondering if its okay to shift to fresh milk now ?

    few queries regd this tranformation.
    1. how shd i go abt ?
    2. how many feeds a day ?
    3. which brand?
    4. any precautions?
    5. is it the right time to switch from formula to fresh milk?
    6. transition from bottle to sippy cup or mug shd be done with this or keep it a seprate affair ?

    ur experiences would be a great help ! thanks in advance

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    We started off 50/50 to get our daughter used to the taste, then moved to 100% a few days later.

    Don't think it matters what brand, it all comes out of cows :)

    We switched earlier than you, at 12 months. If your toddler is eating well, should be getting the nutrients needed from food by now. Sippy cup/bottle - I would change one thing at a time. Same with number of feeds. Less chance of a strong willed toddler rejecting it this way.

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    1) i started adding it to the food first for a few days to watch out for signs of allergy. with no reaction then i served it in a sippy cup / bottle instead of water during this meal times, now i am giving it 50/50...and slowly changing the ratio. should take a week or two.
    2) any brand is fine - depends on how much stress you place on organic or not...in fact i give my kids different brands and never stick to one (though they do have their preferences, they are not fussy) since I am unsure which is "good" and which is "bad" - all in moderation they say.
    4) just the allergies - make sure to monitor when you start
    5) i switched at 12mths
    6) i use sippy cup at meal times and bottle for the last feed at night (just because I want to make sure it's 4oz and it's more clear on the bottle)...convenience purely for me...

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    thanks for the replies :)
    do u add sugar to the fresh milk ?

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    No, we didn't.

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    No..all my kids LOvED fresh milk i the transition was very easy. I always thought babies preferred fresh milk cause of it's rich texture...

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    No sugar added.
    When she turned one, I started adding a tiny bit (1 oz) of fresh milk to her formula bottle.
    Then I started putting a little fresh milk into her oatmeal.
    Then we started giving yogurt as an afternoon snack.
    Slowly I'll increase the milk in her bottle, and reduce formula.

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